Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths,…

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts…

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts Gun Lock Giveaway in 38 Communities (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) Putting partisan politics aside and collaborating with 38 local agencies, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners organized a fight to reduce gun violence. They unanimously voted to make June 6 Gun Safety Awareness Day. They conducted…

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 19, 2014) Hundreds of representatives from Downtowns across the country converged in Ferndale Saturday for the Great American Main Street Conference Kick Off called Get In Gear. The conference in Detroit focuses on downtown development with speakers, classes and tours throughout SE…

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 19, 2014) Hundreds of representatives from Downtowns across the country converged in Ferndale Saturday for the Great American Main Street Conference Kick Off called Get In Gear. The conference in Detroit focuses on downtown development with speakers, classes and tours throughout SE…

Boater Safety Class in Wolverine Lake June 7

Boater Safety Class in Wolverine Lake June 7 (Press Release, May 17, 2014) VILLAGE OF WOLVERINE LAKE BOATER SAFETY CLASSES SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014 $15 per person pre-registration required—limited seating 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a 1 hour lunch. Village Hall lower level Council Chambers 425 Glengary Wolverine Lake, MI 48390 What to bring:…

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2014)   As the City of Detroit struggles to restructure under bankruptcy, the issue of regional water management is in the forefront of the discussions. Oakland County leaders, including County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash are advocating for…

State Representative – 38th District

2014 – State Representative 38th District The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun this community news project.…

Youth in Government Day Lets Students See Oakland County in Action

Youth in Government Day Lets Students See Oakland County in Action (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014)   County Commissioner Helaine Zack never got to see government in action when she was in school, which is why she enjoys Youth in Government Day at Oakland County. She and several other Commissioners welcomed students from their…

Youth in Government Day Lets Students See Oakland County in Action

Youth in Government Day Lets Students See Oakland County in Action (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014)   County Commissioner Helaine Zack never got to see government in action when she was in school, which is why she enjoys Youth in Government Day at Oakland County. She and several other Commissioners welcomed students from their…

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety (SEMCOG Press Release, April 29,2014) The number of traffic crashes in Southeast Michigan increased by more than four percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to an analysis of traffic crash data by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Traffic Crashes, 2009-2013 The…

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their…